On my first day in Portland, I checked out Powell’s books. It’s as enormous and great as everyone says.
One thing that really impressed was the “local” staff picks section. They sold a zine called “A Guide to Living and Traveling in Portland”. Sure, it was exactly what I needed, but also. Wow! Powell’s sells Zines.
I first was skeptical of PDX, but this fact is what started warming me up to it.